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Brandon Kurtz

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United States - Indiana - Elkhart
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By Brandon Kurtz
This is a basic art rubric to be used for assessing visual student artwork. Includes several assessable categories, as well as a section for students to assess themselves, and a section for teacher assessments and comments. This page contains two
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Rubrics
$3.50
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By Brandon Kurtz
An eight page, step by step instructional handout about how to draw a self portrait. This should be used as a teaching guide, but also as a reference for students. It contains information about facial proportions, and tips on shading and texture.
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Printables
$8.00
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By Brandon Kurtz
This is a project worksheet based on multiple point perspective, or non-traditional perspective such as a "bird's eye" or a "worm's eye" view of a subject. A project like this will get art students to look at things differently than how they are
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
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By Brandon Kurtz
A step by step guide to drawing the human eye. A good reference resource for students to use while drawing people or portraits.
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$3.50
2
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By Brandon Kurtz
This project teaches students to use cross-contour and varied line techniques. It allows them to experiment with different types of line, and gets them away from the traditional shading techniques that are so commonly used in art. Included is a
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
$2.50
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By Brandon Kurtz
Art project worksheet/directions for any 2-D art course. This is a project where students will use still life objects to draw from, but draw them in a way that brings them to life. For example: students could draw real fruits or vegetables
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$2.00
2
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By Brandon Kurtz
VERY UNIQUE DRAWING ASSIGNMENT! This subtractive drawing assignment is meant for any upper level drawing course. Included is a grading rubric and a written critique section. Need a new project idea for your students to work on? Try this one. In
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
1
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By Brandon Kurtz
This is a helpful handout for art teachers and students who use graphite pencils to draw with. It shows what value (darkness or lightness) each different graphite pencil has when drawn with from 9B through 9H.
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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By Brandon Kurtz
A comprehensive syllabus for a two term advanced drawing course. Contains very detailed project ideas, as well as specific requirements for students as well as the instructor. Included at the end is a list of references and resources.
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi
$3.50
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
By Brandon Kurtz
A comprehensive overview of a two term advanced 3-D art course. Contains very detailed project ideas, as well as student and instructor requirements for the course. A course reference list is provided at the end of the syllabus.
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi
$3.50
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By Brandon Kurtz
This project is for an advanced 3D art course. The assignment leads students in a transitional sculpture project. They are to create a sculpted object using clay, and then create several more steps that morph into a new, but related object. The
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
1
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By Brandon Kurtz
This is a project for any advanced 2-D art course. Included are project instructions, a grading rubric, and a written critique section. Students will create a 3-dimensional non-objective design using cut/torn white paper, and will then photograph
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
1
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By Brandon Kurtz
An Advanced 3D art class sculpture project. This assignment has students develop an interesting sculpture made of tag board-like materials, utilizing negative spaces and thoughts about how light interacts with a three-dimensional form. Students
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
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By Brandon Kurtz
This is a syllabus for a 12 week basic art course, focusing on both 2-D and 3-D project ideas. Included is a week by week schedule for projects and units. This course could be easily adapted into a shorter or a longer term.
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi
$2.00
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By Brandon Kurtz
This project is for an advanced 3D art course. The assignment is for students to create a functional teapot, but make it not look like a teapot. For example, make a "sculpture" of an elephant, but it is really a functional teapot. The students'
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$2.00
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Brandon Kurtz
A very detailed and comprehensive rubric to be used for any advanced visual arts course. Contains descriptions of how to earn a good or a poor grade, with information ranging from written critique, to use of the Elements and Principles of Design,
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Rubrics
$3.00
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Brandon Kurtz
Art project worksheet with directions for any 2-D art course using symbols as the main subject matter. Students are encouraged to create interesting compositions or designs using only common symbols like * & ^ @ as subjects. Includes a
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Brandon Kurtz
In this critique activity, students will move around the classroom, critiquing several of their classmates' finished art projects. Students will get to interact with each other in a controlled setting, showing their understanding of art in written
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Brandon Kurtz
This is a project for any 2-D art course. It's a still life focusing on how color reacts within glass objects and water. Cubism can be taught through this project, in terms of how the reflections of objects and color react when placed within a
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Brandon Kurtz
This project is for an advanced 3D art course. Students will be making a radial design out of clay and found objects. They will focus on use of pattern in a radial design, and how to include non-clay objects to complete a piece. Included are
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
$3.00
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

8 years high school teaching experience in drawing, painting, and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Discipline based art education (DBAE); project-based learning as well as teaching the academic side of the visual arts, focusing largely on the knowledge and implementation of the Elements and Principles of Design

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

many local and regional art awards in high school, including gold awards at the Northern Indiana Regional Scholastic Art Awards

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Studied Art and Education at Goshen College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Along with my love of teaching and creating art, I enjoy the outdoors and gardening.

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